Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that the health sector has been flagged as one of the most important areas in the state's development policy.
"Health sector has been flagged as one of the most important sectors in state's development policy. During the past more than four-and-a-half years, tremendous expansion and consolidation has been achieved besides providing specialists and paramedics in the hospitals and health centres," Omar said.
The chief minister inaugurated a 200-bed district hospital in Baramulla district of north Kashmir and said the hospital was another milestone in the endeavour of the government to universalise modern health facilities across the state.
Earlier, the chief minister teed-off Sahara Sher-i-Kashmir golf tournament here.
Omar, while speaking to golfers said that Jammu and Kashmir was emerging as one of the favourite golf resorts in the country.
He said development of golf courses in Jammu and Ladakh, besides upgrading the existing ones in Gulmarg and Pahalgam, would give a fillip to the game in state.
The chief minister said that organising various tournaments would provide an opportunity to the golfers to participate in these tournaments and enjoy the golf in the picturesque state. Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah was also present.